About This Listing
We're keeping our winter rates for all of 2015!!
Perfect Cozy Compliment to Loquat’s Master Suite!
“Loquat Lower” is a cozy mini-studio. Located in the back garden area, “Loquat Lower” has a private entrance, full bathroom with tub and shower, a double/full bed (smaller than a queen), a stove and apartment-sized refrigerator. If cooking all your own meals is a must, then “Loquat Lower” is perfect as your Bermuda home.
This unit is perfectly suited for one person and very comfortable for two.
Two small BBQ’s are available (one gas and one charcoal) for you to enjoy outdoor dining on the balcony as you watch the amazing sunsets. A cooler bag is available for those snacks you may want to take on your Island excursions. We also provide a small supply of paper plates and paper cups for those guests who do not want to wash the dishes. You can easily replenish this supply by visiting the “Dollar” store at the Heron Bay Plaza.
Maid service will be provided for stays longer than 7 days.
The studio is air-conditioned and has a ceiling fan. Heaters are provided should the need arise during the winter.
This studio does not have a dedicated phone line. Until further notice, the owners will assist you with local phone calls as required. If an overseas call has to be made, a credit card or calling card will be required.
If you require laundry service, the owner’s will assist you by lending you a laundry card that you simply top up at Warwick Laundromat with funds to cover your use of the facility. Warwick Laundromat is a short three bus stops from the studio.
Loquat is five minutes to world famous Horseshoe Bay Beach using the Southampton mini bus or a scooter. If you prefer to walk, you can be at Horseshoe Bay in about10 minutes. In less than 5 minutes, walk to Heron Bay Plaza with various facilities available such as a restaurants (Island Cuisine is very popular with our guests), bakery, Pizza House, Mr. Chicken, supermarket, Scoops ice cream parlor and bus stops. In 10 minutes you, can be in Somerset and then on to the Royal Naval Dockyard or 20 minutes to Hamilton.
We are located near Southampton Princess Hotel and the Port Royal Golf course. We are on bus route 8 which runs up to 10:45 pm to 11:45 pm depending on which route is being taken. If you are travelling west, the bus stop is in front of Sousa’s landscaping. If you are travelling East the bus stop is in front of Heron Bay Marketplace. Both stops are directly across from one another. The local number for information is (phone number hidden). Bus routes and times are in the local Bermuda telephone book as well.
If you are going to utilize the bus services, we recommend purchasing the bus/ferry pass. A taxi to Hamilton (or back again) should cost you no more than $30.00.
Hamilton has lovely places to dine and shop. During the summer months through to October, experience Harbour Nights on Front Street every Wednesday evening. Browse the outdoor market, listen and dance to live music, taste delicious food and purchase locally made items. The street is closed to vehicular traffic and a number of shops remain open. Locals and tourists alike congregate happily until 10 pm. and then drift off to window-shop, or investigate the nightclubs, bars and cafes.
Closer to home, you will have the pleasure of exploring the spectacular beaches along the South Shore. Horseshoe Bay has a number of amenities (restaurant, bar, toilets, beach chair rentals and so on) and Warwick Long Bay are renowned but you will not want to miss the stunning trio of secret coves tucked between those two larger beaches – Chaplin Bay, Stonehole Bay and Jobson’s Cove. These three are the last word in romantic pink sand and gentle surf in splendid seclusion.
The South Shore Road has wonderful views as you ride along on a bus or a scooter: magnificent cliffs and many secluded beaches for you to explore from Southampton to Paget. The bus service runs along South Shore Road or Middle Road east to Hamilton or west towards Somerset. For the more adventurous, scooters can be ordered online or on arrival (these are paid for by credit card only). Nearby attractions would have to include The Botanical Gardens as well as Paget Marsh Nature Walk and the meandering trails of the Railway Trail System that you can find right outside your door. Explore Dockyard out in Somerset, with captive dolphins, beaches, pubs, museums and shops to enjoy.
Closer than Hamilton for fine dining are the excellent facilities of The Reefs Resort in Southampton: their open-air Coconuts restaurant overlooking their private silvery sand beach. They will arrange a table on the beach with candles, full linens and silverware and a delicious meal for your never-to-be-forgotten evening celebration. One must reserve ahead. Lunch is available daily without reservations being required.
For informal dining the local restaurant is Swizzle Inn on the South Shore Road. A very popular spot for locals – you know if the locals are there, you should be too! For more elegant outings there are the dining facilities at the Southampton Princess and at the Henry VIII Pub and Grill. Blu restaurant on Middle Road and Four Ways Inn are also very nice options for your fine dining experience.
You cannot leave Bermuda without visiting the old Towne of St. George’s. In 2000, St. George was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its continuous occupation since the early 1600’s and the number and diversity of its fortifications. Stroll down streets with names like Old Maid’s Lane, Feather Alley, Shinbone Alley and many more. Visit the museums, forts and Tobacco Bay Beach.
There are three golf courses near the property: Riddell’s Bay charges $135.00 a game with a cart, or a two-week temporary membership for 2 for $600.00. The Belmont Golf Course, the Fairmont Princess Golf Club and the Port Royal Golf Course are all within 10 minutes of the property and each offer its own unique challenge. (note: prices may change without notice- please check the website (website hidden) for links and telephone numbers).There is a nine hole golf course at Horizons. You can get on the course at Riddell’s Bay sometimes as well if you call the night before to see if any slots are open. Tennis can be played at the Loughlands Hotel for a nominal fee. Don’t forget to visit the new Swizzle Inn and Tio Pepe cafes on the South Shore for refreshments.
The homeowners are a couple who look forward to having guests who appreciate their properties and the personal attention each guest is given. The studio will be particularly attractive to those wishing to escape the harsh North American winter by booking at the all-inclusive monthly rate.
Interaction with Guests
Available to answer questions and assist with planning Island excursions.
The studios are perfectly situated to beautiful beaches, supermarket and restaurants.
The studios are a couple of minutes walk from a major bus route.
Absolutely no smoking inside the studio.
Air conditioner to be turned off when guests not in studio
Josie was there to greet us when we arrived. She walked us through the beautiful garden into our cozy apartment. She even had snacks awaiting. Her welcome packet was more than enough info to answer most questions we had. Throughout the stay she was available if we needed anything. The place had everything we wanted, comfortable bed, nice shower, outside patio to relax, fridge, cooler, towels (no beach towels, just bath towels), etc. Great location too. It was a short walk from the grocery store and Island Cuisine (get the jerk chicken, seriously). Short walk from the bus stop (no need to waste money on a moped). Horseshoe bay is a 10-min walk and probably the best beach I have ever been to. I really have no negative feedback, it surpassed my expectations. Will definitely only stay at Josie's when I visit Bermuda.
Being hosted by Ms.Josie as we called her was nothing short of amazing. She was helpful, insightful and very pleasant. She checked in on us to ensure we were ok, very knowledgeable on the do's and don't of things to do. Overall a great time in a very clean and cozy studio apartment. This is the first of many trips, especially with Ms. Josie as our host.
Josies space was great, clean, close to the market, bus, horseshoe bay and in the center of the island. Josie is a phenomenal host. She is so accommodating. Her daughter and her husband, brought us shark, fish chowder and helped my son get set up to go fishing. They all went above and beyond for us! Thank you again!
Josie's is a wonderful host, and the apartment was great. Perfect size for a couple. 2 minute walk to the grocer, restaurants and bus stops. 10-15 minute walk to Horseshoe Bay and Warwick Long Bay beaches. Perfect location for travellers on the go! The amenities were perfect for a week away for 2; fully equipped kitchenette and full bathroom allow for meals to be made in the apartment, and the full bathroom was spacious, with lots of clean towels and linens. Added bonus was the cable tv and wifi which came in handy on rainy days. The patio is private and gets great sun. Josie was attentive, making sure we were ok throughout our stay, and arranged for a taxi to collect us at the airport and return (hint: if you have Geoff as your driver, he loves Tim Hortons coffee, so if you're coming from Canada, bring him a tin!). All in all, a great choice for Southampton and a week in Bermuda. Thanks Josie!
Thank you for the wonderful time in Bermuda. Your suggestions were great. The place was comfortable and clean which is all I could ask for. I hope to return in the future
Josie was a fabulous host! So attentive and helpful, she really made our stay pleasant, like staying with your awesome aunt. We had everything we needed to cook breakfast and light dinners and loved sitting on the porch in the evening. It was easy to take the bus anywhere we wanted to go and it was a quick walk to the beach. The perfect location with a delightful hostess!
My husband and I went to Bermuda just for a quick trip away from the snowy, cold northeast. We had a wonderful stay at Josie's in Southampton. The apartment was private, clean, and conveniently located on the island. We were so close to the beach, restaurants, and a grocery store. Josie was an amazing host. She helped us when needed it, made us feel very welcome, and connected us with local events. Because we stayed here, we visited Bermuda in a unique way. I was sad to leave. I would recommend this spot for a couple looking to enjoy the beach, relax, and save a few dollars.
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